Best Buys Alters Focus of Mobile Stores
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Oct 16, 2008, 1:08 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Best Buy Mobile is altering the focus of its stores. Best Buy Mobile stores will no longer sell just mobile phones and related accessories, but will also sell other mobile technology, such as music players. The stores will be small, averaging about 3,000 square feet, and will be added to shopping malls and plazas. The target for these stores is women, teens and others who wouldn't necessarily enter one of Best Buy's large retail stores. According to Best Buy and partner Carphone Warehouse, customers have responded well to the Best Buy Mobile stores. It will start with three stores in the coming weeks and open more over time.
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They've been planning to sell things that allow you to be wireless. So, MP3 players, laptops with those lovely wireless cards, USB cables for cell phones for tethering, anything to get you away and disconnected.
That's my understanding of those stores models.
As a customer I always feel I'm going to get sold whatever product or service that will make the salesperson the most commission.
I do recognize that I will pay slightly higher prices at a store like ...
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